(i) 15% of the total seats are reserved for Scheduled Castes and 7 ½% seats for Scheduled Tribes.
(ii) Out of the remaining, 67% of the seats will be reserved for boys from the State in which the Sainik Schools is located. Balance 33% left over of seats will be thrown open to boys from other States and Union Territories in the ration of their male population. Any unutilised seats in this category will be merged with home State seats.
(iii) 25% seats are reserved for children of service personnel including Ex-servicemen.